Bombay HC asked Maharashtra government to withdraw an order plotting 102 acres of land for construction of a metro car shed.
On 14th December, 2020, a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni was of the opinion “prima facie” that the Collector should give a fresh hearing to all parties concerned and settle issues related to land title ownership.
“We cannot allow this order passed by the Mumbai Suburban District Collector to remain in force.” They were of the opinion hat prime facie the matter should go back to the Collector.
The Union Government had filed a petition in the high court challenging the October 1, 2020, order passed by the Collector allotting the land for construction of the car shed, and said the land belongs to the Centre’s salt department.
However, The government opposed the plea and said the land, allotted to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the Metro car shed, is owned by the state.
This tussle of ownership over car depot land between Shiva Sena-led government and Centre has not been resolved yet. Matter is adjourned till tomorrow.